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Pol: One reason I love Canadians

MAV 13 Sep 01 - 05:23 PM
Wolfgang 13 Sep 01 - 05:29 PM
catspaw49 13 Sep 01 - 05:44 PM
Little Hawk 13 Sep 01 - 05:50 PM
MAV 13 Sep 01 - 06:16 PM
Little Hawk 13 Sep 01 - 06:36 PM
MAV 13 Sep 01 - 06:43 PM
Mike Byers 13 Sep 01 - 11:10 PM
DougR 14 Sep 01 - 02:05 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 14 Sep 01 - 02:32 AM
Dave the Gnome 14 Sep 01 - 06:56 AM
kendall 14 Sep 01 - 06:59 AM
CarolC 14 Sep 01 - 07:02 AM
GUEST,Louis Riel 14 Sep 01 - 10:53 AM
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Subject: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: MAV
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 05:23 PM

A TRIBUTE TO THE UNITED STATES

America: The Good Neighbor

"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth."

"Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States."

"When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it."

When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United States that hurries in to help. This spring, 59 American communities were flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped.

"The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those countries are writing about the decadent, warmongering Americans."

"I'd like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't they fly them? Why do all the international airlines except Russia fly American Planes?"

"Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you get radios. You talk about German technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about American technocracy, and you find men on the moon - not once, but several times - and safely home again."

"You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everybody to look at. Even their draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here."

"When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both are still broken."

"I can name you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake."

"Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get kicked around. They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of those."

"Stand proud, America! "

Gordon Sinclair


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: Wolfgang
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 05:29 PM

This is the third time in two days that this decades old piece is posted and at least the sixth time altogether. Before posting lyrics or whatever consult the 'Forum search'.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 05:44 PM

I'm surprised that MAV hadn't seen this old turkey before, I mean long before Mudcat. Like Wolfgang said, check before you post......You can even read the inglorious history of this "writing" if you'll search the forum.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 05:50 PM

Me, I love 'em because they can open beer bottles with their teeth while warbling "99 Bottles of Beer On The Wall", verse after interminable verse!!!

Well, the dumber ones, that is. :-)

- LH


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: MAV
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 06:16 PM

You mean I don't like Canadians?????

What will I tell my wife?

mav out


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 06:36 PM

Who said you don't like them???

- LH


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: MAV
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 06:43 PM

I do, I do, I do love Canadians.

Thought about becoming one once (apres-Nixon).

But now I can go there easily any time I want.

mav out


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: Mike Byers
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 11:10 PM

I don't have time to search out the "inglorious history" of this piece, but I did note that the Airbus-series aircraft are "major players" in the world of aviation. For that matter, I've flown some pretty nice machines built in Toronto and Montreal. And I like Canadians 'cause in Halifax, just about everybody brings you two beers at a restaurant when you order one. Can't be much wrong with people who do that.


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: DougR
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 02:05 AM

Well. I like Canadians too.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 02:32 AM

The cold air makes their nipples "perk"...I love them too!!! The next best thing... is the Latin's in the freezer section of the markets.


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:56 AM

I couldn't eat a whole one....

DtG


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: kendall
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 06:59 AM

I wish I could say that, but, I'm afraid I cant. Some years ago, I met a Canadian that I didn't care for. One out of 20 million is not too bad though.


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 07:02 AM

Me too! My grandfather was one!


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Subject: RE: Pol: One reason I love Canadians
From: GUEST,Louis Riel
Date: 14 Sep 01 - 10:53 AM

I love Canadians--French ones.

Vivre l'Quebec libre!!


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